American Democracy Minute

Series produced by Brian Beihl

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The American Democracy Minute Radio Report 

The American Democracy Minute is a 90-second daily radio report & podcast covering voting rights, money in politics, redistricting and other critical democracy issues in Washington and in states around the country. Keep up to date on YOUR democracy in 90 seconds! We're new to PRX but have produced over 200 episodes on other networks.

Although the episodes are only 90-seconds, after a fact-filled report, listeners are encouraged to visit http://www.AmericanDemocracyMinute.org for additional information, resources, and ways to get involved at a local or national level in that issue. ADM, national since April 2022, is the successor to the Open Democracy Minute, which appeared on NH stations from January 2019 - March 2022. Visit https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/americandemocracyminute to hear our 200+ past reports.

ADM is hosted and produced by Brian Beihl, former deputy director of Open Democracy and Open Democracy Action, a NH-based pro-voter nonprofit. Prior, Brian was station manager of WNHN in Concord, NH, a magazine editor, and attended the School of Journalism at Michigan State University.


305 Pieces

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Arizona Anti-Voter Legislators Up Their Game to Quash Citizen Ballot Initiatives

  • Added: May 20, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Why People Don’t Vote: Surveys Show Many Nonvoters Don’t Think Their Vote Matters

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  • Added: May 19, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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U.S. Supreme Court Stays 5th Circuit, Allowing Louisiana’s Fairer Congressional Maps - Apparently Invoking the Purcell Principle

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  • Added: May 16, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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The Purcell Principle: A SCOTUS Decision Intended to Avoid Voter Confusion May Now Be a Stealth Voter Suppression Tactic

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  • Added: May 15, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Nevada Supreme Court Throws Out Citizen Ballot Initiatives on Redistricting, and May Have Damaged Future Direct Democracy Efforts in the Process

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  • Added: May 14, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Shades of Corruption: Menendez & Cuellar Prosecuted for Accepting Cash & Cars; Trump Reportedly Promises Climate Rollbacks for $1B in Campaign Cont...

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  • Added: May 13, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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New York Appeals Court Protects the State Mail-in Voting Law, Dealing a Blow to NY Congresswoman & GOP Groups

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  • Added: May 12, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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South Dakota Democracy Advocates Submit Ballot Measure Signatures for a ‘Top 2’ Single Ballot Open Primary System. If Approved, All Voters Get a V...

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  • Added: May 09, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Betrayed by State Officials, North Dakota Native Americans Forced to Again Fight for the Right to Choose Their Own State Representation

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  • Added: May 08, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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What is the ‘Gingles Test’ and How Does it Impact Minority Voting Rights?

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  • Added: May 07, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Oklahoma Becomes the 7th State to Ban Ranked Choice Voting, While Pro-Voter States Consider Its Adoption

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  • Added: May 06, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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The Federal 5th Circuit Backtracks on Louisiana Congressional Maps, Throwing Out New Map Which Gave Black Voters & Candidates a Chance

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  • Added: May 05, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Revelations from Crypto CEO Sam Bankman-Fried Show How Reported – And Unreported -Money Funds Our Candidates

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  • Added: May 01, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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How NY, AZ & MN are Fighting Back Against the Influence of Anonymous Campaign Cash

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  • Added: May 01, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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How the Wealthy Use LLCs to Circumvent Personal Donation Limits

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  • Added: Apr 30, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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How LLCs Hide Political Donors, Especially in State Races

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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How 501c Nonprofits are Exploited to Hide Political Donors

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  • Added: Apr 28, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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U.S. Justice Department Revamps Site for Voting Rights Information, Violation Reporting

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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2020 Fake Elector Scheme Investigations Grind On in Michigan, Nevada and Georgia, and Arizona

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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U.S. Supreme Court Passes on Texas Access to Mail-In Voting Case

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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